Q. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
This is a contemporary design by Bill Farrand that is both stunning architecturally and quite practical and functional in its design and floor plan.
Q. What distinctive features set this home apart?
The house is built of wood, stone and glass. The stone fireplace and exterior is hand hewed rock and not a faux façade. This home was built to entertain. With its open floor plan, you have an unobstructed view throughout the main living space. Adjacent to that space is a multifunctional room with beautiful maple plank ceiling that can be used as a den or parlor. It is plumbed for a wet bar and can be a great space for entertaining or a dream office.
Q. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Saginaw Estates is just inside Scio Township providing lower taxes, but it’s just minutes to downtown Ann Arbor, shopping, highway entrances and schools. You feel as though you are miles from anything, but in fact you are very close to everything. At the end of a cul-de-sac, at the end of the scenic driveway and set deep in the lot, the house feels like an escape from reality; an oasis that is worlds away from anyone and anything.
Q. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
Extensive landscaping and gardening has been done. Many of the huge windows have been replaced, newer roof, newer furnaces and central A/C, newer hot water heaters, much of the interior was recently repainted, and the hardwood floors were recently refinished. Everything has been meticulously maintained in order to retain the original architectural integrity.
Q. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
The home was designed so that every room has an incredible view of the 3 acre lot. Whether you are looking out over the waterfall and landscaping or at the woods that create complete privacy for the house there is a peaceful view from every room. You can sit out on the many decks, patios and balconies and listen to the peacefulness of the woods and the water.
Q. What makes the price of this home so great? This home is unique and in a prime Ann Arbor location. It’s rare that you can get such beauty, privacy, architecture, and space for this price. This is not another ostentatious million dollar home, but rather an architectural expression of the union of function, beauty and nature.